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Adopt A Dolphin SPLIT JAW

Updated on June 24, 2014


Split Jaw (#22): Split Jaw is a young-adult male Atlantic spotted dolphin. He was first seen in May of 2001 when the impressive wound on his jaw (the inspiration for his name) was pretty fresh. His jaw injury is now very well healed and Split Jaw is developing lot of spots! He is known to be quite the social butterly amongst the dolphins and people as well.

Split Jaw got his name from his injury when he was first spotted by researchers. However, his injury has not prevented him form being extremely social. Split Jaw spends the majority of his time in the clear blue waters of the Bahamas, North-West of Bimini Island. DCP research associates spot Split Jaw regularly during our annual summer research field seasons. Follow sightings of Split Jaw on the DCP website.

Adopt Split Jaw for just $30 for a full year. Please see the Dolphin Communication Project's website for more information!

Our Adopt-a-Wild Dolphin program

By adopting one of the Bimini dolphins, you will be helping to contribute to the Dolphin Communication Project's research, education and conservation efforts that will directly benefit the Bimini dolphins. The Dolphin Communication Project is a non-profit research organization studying dolphin behavior, communication and cognition. At our beautiful field site on Bimini, The Bahamas, we study a group of wild Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) that frequent the clear blue waters of the island. Using special underwater video and audio equipment, we have been able to identify and catalog many of the individuals comprising this group, learning much about group structure and dolphin social behavior. Adoption kits cost just $30 for a full year - that's less than $3 a month! We accept all major credit cards (phew!).

Adopting a wild dolphin with DCP helps to fund the following

  • The purchase of new research equipment (e.g., cameras, underwater microphones)
  • Conservation and education programs on Bimini, the US and around the world
  • Publication and dissemination of DCP's research results to the scientific community and the general public
  • Maintenance of the DCP website, field reports, and our podcast The Dolphin Pod
  • Classroom education programs for school-aged children including the DCP Youth Program, Dolphin Research Trainee, Classroom Connections
  • Volunteer, ecotour and internship opportunities for the public

Adopt Split Jaw

With Holiday Extras!

Adopting a dolphin through the Dolphin Communication Project is great out-of-the-box holiday gift. Okay, okay, we're a little biased, but our kits really do make great gifts. And by adopting a wild dolphin, you ensure that DCP is able to continue not only to research dolphins around the world, but also carry out all sorts of great education programs.

Each holiday season, all adoption orders come with a holiday bonus. In the past renewals or purchases in December have included inclusion in a drawing to win a signed copy of Dolphin Mysteries, by DCP Director, Kathleen Dudzinsnki or a free copy of our DVD, "Bridging the Ocean Divide." This 24-minute video features one of DCP's early education programs sharing our understanding of dolphins with students from Japan and the USA! Other bonuses include a DCP calendar and water bottle. Stay tuned for the 2011 holiday bonus announcement!

Happy Holidays!


What's in your adoption kit?

-An official adoption certificate

-Photograph of your adopted dolphin

-Details on how to download dolphin vocalizations from the Bimini adopt-a-dolphins as a ringtone or audio file

-DVD containing video of the Bimini dolphins

-Biography of your adopted dolphin

-Welcome letter and registration info

-Information Booklet with Atlantic spotted dolphin fact sheet and info about the

-Dolphin Communication Project

-Dolphin trading card sample

Top 5 Reasons To Adopt A Dolphin

-Receive unique underwater video footage and images of your adopted dolphin

-Download an actual recording of one of the Bimini dolphin's vocalizations

-Money from the sale of DCP's adoption kits will directly fund research and education efforts that benefit your adopted dolphin

-Choose from over 20 wild dolphins from the Bimini pod each with ther own unique characteristics, life histories and personailty traits

-The perfect gift (for yourself or someone else) looking for a fun but meaningful way to improve the lives of dolphin species and the environment

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